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wish to avoid" [50:19].
The human being is a
weak creature that will
go through pain at the
moments of death. Even
our beloved Prophet,
(sallallaahu 'alaihi wa
sallam) experienced ag-
ony. Aishah (radhiAllaahu
'anha) related: "Allaah's
messenger (sallallaahu
'alaihi wa sallam) had a
small vessel of water
placed before him. He
began to dip his hands in
the water, and wiping
his face with them. He
said: There is none wor-
thy of worship except
Allaah. Indeed death
brings with it agonies!
Then he raised his hand
up and kept repeating,
'In the most exalted
company' until his soul
was taken and his hand
fell limp" [Bukhari].
The Prophet (sallallaahu
'alaihi wa sallam) has
told us that at the time
of death and its agonies,
Shaytan will come to us.
The Prophet (sallallaahu
'alaihi wa sallam) said:
"verily, Shaytan comes
to you at all circum-